Apple A17 Bionic Expected to Focus On Battery Life Rather Than Performance
Rather than focusing on performance boosts like most chips for the past few years, the Apple A17 Bionic chip will be focusing more on battery life this time around.
Apple A17 Bionic
TSMC has started mass producing chips using its 3nm process, which is expected to lead to more efficient chips for the upcoming iPhone 15 family with the Apple A17 Bionic SoC. According to Bloomberg, TSMC’s 3nm process offers better performance and requires about 35% less power than its 5nm chips.
The improved power efficiency is expected to be particularly beneficial for the Pro versions of the iPhone 15, which may feature an Always-On display that could potentially drain the battery. However, the actual impact on battery life may vary for each user.
It seems that the iPhone 15 Pro models will likely benefit from the improved efficiency of the new Apple A17 Bionic chips being produced by TSMC using its 3nm process. Apple has previously only included its newest chips in the Pro models of its iPhone releases, and it is expected to do the same with the iPhone 15.
Additionally, the Pro models of the iPhone 15 are rumored to feature an Always-On display, which could potentially drain the battery. The improved efficiency of the new chips could help offset this increased battery drain.
However, if Apple continues to differentiate the base and Pro models of the iPhone 15 as it did with the iPhone 14, the non-Pro models may be seen as being disadvantaged, with fewer features and an older chipset at the time of release.
Pokdepinion: I’ve been saying this for a while; we don’t need to see performance grow leaps and bounds anymore, at least not for a while. Smartphone chips should focus more on efficiency since flagships have already become so powerful, regardless of whether it’s an Android or iPhone.
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